Creating lines and shapes
68: Creating a shape
To create shapes
the desired line or shape tool.
and drag to create the object on the slide. See Figure 68.
drawing a polygon, keep the Shift
key pressed to restrict the angle between the segments to multiples
of 45 degrees. To finish drawing a polygon, double-click on the last
part of the segment. If a closed polygon was selected, OOo will
color the inside area.
drawing certain shapes, one or more yellow dots are displayed along
with the blue resizing handles. These dots perform a different
function according to the shape they are applied to. With the basic
shapes the yellow dot (or dots) are used for the following purposes:
rectangle and Rounded square shapes: use the yellow dot to change
the size of the curve replacing the corners.
Pie: use the two yellow dots to change the size of the filled
triangle: move the yellow dot on one vertex to modify the triangle
Parallelogram, or Octagon: move the yellow dot to change the angle
between the sides.
use the yellow dot to change the thickness of the four sides.
use the yellow dot to change the internal diameter.
arc: use the yellow dot to change both the internal diameter and
the size of the filled area.
and Cube: use the yellow dot to change the perspective.
corner: use the yellow dot to change the size of the corner.
use the yellow dot to change the internal rectangle diagonal.